Palwasha Saaim, B.Sc

Palwasha Saaim is a Research Analyst at Lombardi Financial where she covers mid- and large-cap stocks, economic trends, and stock market movements. Saaim graduated summa cum laude in Economics and Finance and has passed all three levels of the CFA program. She has worked in diverse capacities in the financial services sector as an analyst, instructor, and writer.

She takes keen interest in politics and is a supporter of numerous social and charitable causes. When she is not writing, she is seen baking, reading or video-gaming.

Get to know Palwasha…

What was your first job and how did you become interested in investing?

My first job was as a bookkeeper for my family-owned business. Number crunching soon became fun and led me to switch my career interest from medicine to finance. The first time I really got interested in investing was during the housing bubble when some immediate relatives reaped hefty returns.

How did you make your first foray into investing and what did you take away from that experience?

My first real experience was investing for friends and family a number of years ago. I made four equally-weighted picks for an immediate family member’s portfolio, which shot up quickly within the first few months. Without much thought, I told them to sell their positions. Turns out, had I been more patient, the investments would have jointly returned over 330% today. Lesson learnt: “good things come to those who wait.”

What is your investment philosophy?

I’ve come a long way since my first investments; transitioning from a short-sighted reckless trader to a more mature value investor. For investment advice, I look no further than the legendary Warren Buffett. Over the years, my investment philosophy has gotten more closely aligned with his. I hope to foster more stability in my investments in the years to come.

Palwasha Saaim's Articles

Maricann Stock Is Trading in "Oversold" Territory Marijuana penny stocks are becoming the most sought-after investments of today as large-cap marijuana stocks fly out of reach for average investors. While penny stocks are rightfully deemed risky, many times you'll find stunning rewards. There’s one top marijuana penny stock I’m…

Why MEDFF Stock Is an Elite Marijuana Stock Are you searching for "physical, mental, and emotional” and possibly financial enrichment? Then MedReleaf Corp’s (OTCMKTS:MEDFF, TSE:LEAF) new product launch might sweep you off your feet. As we close in on Canada’s marijuana legalization day, this top medical marijuana company…

CannTrust Stock Is an Underdog You Should Be Watching Right Now CannTrust Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS:CNTTF, TSE:TRST) surprises us again with another quarter of triple-digit revenue growth. It has now reached the vantage point where it may topple top industry player Aphria Inc (OTCMKTS:APHQF, TSE:APH) and may soon be gunning…

Daily Litecoin News Update "Abra" lets you store, transfer, and invest in Litecoin securely, is compatible with a major credit card company, and allows you to buy and sell 20 other cryptocurrencies and 50 other fiat currencies, all of it with the ease of one simple smartphone application.…

Daily Litecoin News Update The ongoing cryptocurrency armageddon has killed a few and wounded plenty. Yet, one crypto is fighting off the bears with much resilience and strength. Litecoin has proven its worth, becoming the best-performing cryptocurrency, beating the four crypto top guns sitting on top of it…

Why Aphria Stock Tanked 17% in a Week Marijuana stocks have not been doing too well lately. Stock prices have shed nearly half of their value attained during the December 2017 rally. One top marijuana stock, however, has dipped much deeper than its peers. Aphria Inc (OTCMKTS:APHQF, TSE:APH) plummeted…

Litecoin News Update Cryptocurrencies are experiencing another bloodbath, but "Abra" founder Bill Barhydt thinks a reversal is just around the corner. Barhydt, who has created the first-of-its-kind crypto-cum-fiat investing application partly using Litecoin’s technology, is of the view that the cryptocurrency markets will enter into another bull run…

Here’s Why Hempco Stock Jumped This Week Hempco stock shot up more than 20% on Tuesday after Aurora Cannabis Inc (OTCMKTS:ACBFF, TSE:ACB) revealed that it was increasing its stake in Hempco Food and Fiber Inc (OTCMKTS:HMPPF, CVE:HEMP). I’m considering the prospects of this development, which could eventually turn into…

Daily Bitcoin News Update After the success of Bitcoin futures, Cboe Global Markets Inc (NASDAQ:CBOE) is planning to launch Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs). If materialized, these Bitcoin ETFs will be another giant leap for Bitcoin as it forges its way into the mainstream world of investments. The President of…

Daily Litecoin News Update I confess, we got it wrong. We got it terribly wrong. "LitePay" turned out to be a damp squib, and a giant one at that. After the Litecoin Foundation and Charlie Lee made their confessions, it's fair that I make mine. LitePay is an…

Is Canopy Growth Stock Selling for Cheap? Bill C-45 was under review in the Canadian Senate last week, and the market was losing its wits. Top marijuana stocks—most notably Canopy Growth Corp (OTCMKTS:TWMJF, TSE:WEED) stock—further dipped toward year-to-date lows. But this price drop has further widened the window…